Floating Sofa Quartet

Floating Sofa Quartet

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Group members:
Mads Kjøller-Henningsen [DK] – wooden flute & swedish bagpipes
Leija Lautamaja [FI] – 2,5-row melodeon & harmonium
Clara Tesch [DK] – fiddle
Malte Zeberg [SE] – double bass


Floating Sofa Quartet is a modern Nordic folk music ensemble consisting of four young musicians from Denmark, Sweden and Finland. With a unique combination of acoustic instruments the quartet performs handmade music with a scent of dewy pine trees, salty sea breezes and freshly brewed coffee.

The repertoire of Floating Sofa Quartet is a mixture of own compositions and traditional pieces from their respective countries: tender melodies and feisty dance tunes are performed with intriguing harmonies, intensity, humor and the warm sound of wooden instruments. Take a seat on the sofa and float away!

The band has toured and performed in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium and Austria and has played at renowned festivals like Kaustinen Folk Music Festival [FI], Musik over Præstø Fjord [DK], Tønder Festival [DK], Korrö Folkmusikfestival [SE] and folkBALTICA [DE].

FSQ are currently working on their second album which will be released in the autumn of 2018. Their debut album The Moon We Watch Is the Same was released in 2016 and has received positive feedback internationally:

“Combines the best of new and traditional music, technical brilliance and emotional understanding.”
– Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld

“Not so much a band to watch as one that’s already arrived fully-formed.”
– Chris Nickson, fRoots

★★★★ “Acoustic swing and enjoyment which brings a smile to the face of the listener.”
– Kimmo Nevalainen, Karjalainen (Finland)

“A successful first album, to be followed.”
– Marc Bauduin, Le Canard Folk (BE)

“Full of catchy tunes and virtuoso playing. All group members demonstrate their abilities - even as composers.”
– Allan E. Petersen, Rootszone (Rootszone.dk)